Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor'
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Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor'

St. Johnswort
gold flower

  family clusiaceae 
  genus hypericum 

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Genus  Hypericum Species  x moseranum Variety  Cultivar  Tricolor Common names  St. Johnswort   gold flower Family  CLUSIACEAE Specimen number  S11812 Data source  HtZn p127
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Stoloniferous Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor' can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. St. John's wort (also known as gold flower) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in poor soils. Full sun to partial shade is needed for this species to do its best. It usually does best in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Stolon Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor' is typically propagated with the stolons.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor' is a perennial. Leaves: St. John's wort (locally known in some parts as gold flower) has variegated leaves. Flowers: This plant has five petaled flowers. The flowers are usually a yellow color.

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